Monday, November 12, 2018

Tag "house of representatives"

    301 reps sponsor bills to halt concession of Ajaokuta steel

301 reps sponsor bills to halt concession of Ajaokuta steel

Two bills seeking to stop the concession of Ajaokuta steel company scaled second reading at the house of representatives on Thursday.They include a bill for an act to provide for the Ajaokuta Steel Company completion fund and a bill for an act to amend the public enterprise privatisation and commercialisation act.Nkem Uzoma from Abia state and 300 other lawmakers are sponsoring [...]

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    Judiciary can’t teach us our responsibilities, says Dogara

Judiciary can’t teach us our responsibilities, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some persons are “intimidating” the nation's judiciary to “gag” the national assembly.Dogara, who said this at plenary on Thursday, did not mention names of the persons.He spoke on a motion raised by Razak Atunwa from Kwara state on the recent court judgement restraining the house from holding public hearing on the [...]

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    NEMA DG defends procurement of N3.1bn relief materials

NEMA DG defends procurement of N3.1bn relief materials

Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has denied allegations of financial impropriety levelled against the agency.Speaking at a public hearing at the house of representatives on Wednesday, Maihaja said NEMA follows due process in all of its operations.The hearing was on the alleged infractions by NEMA in the award of N3.1 billion contract for procurement of [...]

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    Reps to probe ‘diversion’ of funds in amnesty programme

Reps to probe ‘diversion’ of funds in amnesty programme

The house of representatives has resolved to conduct a “comprehensive” probe of the presidential amnesty programme over alleged mismanagement of funds.The resolution was sequel to a motion introduced during plenary on Wednesday by Abubakar Adamu, a lawmaker from Niger state.The development comes about a week after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered an investigation of the amnesty programme under Peter Boroh, its [...]

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    EXTRA: N13.5m as sleeping allowance? Behold, our federal lawmakers

EXTRA: N13.5m as sleeping allowance? Behold, our federal lawmakers

Some lawmakers might have their N13.5 million “running cost” as sleeping allowance.From the senate to the house of representatives, these "distinguished senators and honourable representatives" have "sleeping" as an agenda on their to-do list while at plenary.This strange style of legislation is more popular in the upper legislative chamber. Some of the lawmakers who have been caught at one time [...]

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    Reps ask Fayemi to channel his complaints to committee on Ajaokuta Steel Company

Reps ask Fayemi to channel his complaints to committee on Ajaokuta Steel Company

The house of representatives has asked Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, of abusing his office with his conduct regarding the Ajaokuta Steel Company.In a statement on Friday, the house maintained its stand that the minister is allegedly trying to concession the company “through the back door”.On Thursday, Fayemi described as false the lawmakers’ claim that the transactional [...]

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    Fayemi on Ajaokuta: Lawmakers spent the whole day discussing an issue that has not arisen

Fayemi on Ajaokuta: Lawmakers spent the whole day discussing an issue that has not arisen

Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, says his ministry is yet to hire anyone over for the concession of Ajaokuta Steel Plant.On Thursday, the lower legislative chamber asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the concession of the plant.The house also moved to amend the privatisation act by removing the steel plant from the list of public assets which the [...]

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    Reps: We’ll no longer address Fayemi as honourable minister

Reps: We’ll no longer address Fayemi as honourable minister

The house of representatives says it will no longer address Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, as “honourable minister”.The lawmakers resolved this on Thursday while deliberating on the need to investigate the circumstances under which the ministry of mines and steel engaged the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to audit Ajaokuta Steel Complex for purposes of concession.Nnanna Igbokwe, a lawmaker from [...]

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    Reps ask Buhari to block concession of Ajaokuta steel, move to amend privatisation act

Reps ask Buhari to block concession of Ajaokuta steel, move to amend privatisation act

The house of representatives on Thursday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, to stop the process of concessioning the Ajaokuta steel plant.The lower legislative chamber also moved to amend the privatisation act by removing the steel plant from the list of public assets which the federal government has powers to privatise or [...]

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    Reps refuse to disclose how much they take home

Reps refuse to disclose how much they take home

Lawmakers of the house of representatives have declined requests by TheCable to disclose their salaries and running cost.Most members of the house of representatives expressed fury when this newspaper contacted them over the issue.Recently, Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, disclosed that apart from the basic monthly salary of N750,000, each senator gets N13.5 million as “running cost”.Sabi Abdullahi, spokesman [...]

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    Reps to probe ‘sexual abuse, diversion of relief materials’ in IDP camps

Reps to probe ‘sexual abuse, diversion of relief materials’ in IDP camps

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged cases of rape, extortion and diversion of relief materials in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps across the country.The resolution was sequel to a motion introduced during plenary on Wednesday by Hassan Saleh, f a lawmaker rom Benue state.Saleh said stories abound of how IDPs in the country go through “harrowing [...]

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    Muslim group enraged as reps panel adjourns hearing on hijab controversy

Muslim group enraged as reps panel adjourns hearing on hijab controversy

A house of representatives joint committee on justice and judiciary on Wednesday adjourned its planned public hearing on the hijab controversy.But the adjournment, which followed a court order restraining the house from holding the hearing, did not go down well with the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).There had been a controversy between the Nigerian Law School and Amasa Firdaus, a law [...]

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    Reps to probe ‘illegal withdrawal of N10bn’ from NHIS

Reps to probe ‘illegal withdrawal of N10bn’ from NHIS

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged illegal withdrawal of N10 billion from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) fund.The resolution was sequel to a motion raised during plenary on Tuesday by Chike Okafor, a lawmaker from Imo state.Okafor said for the purpose of carrying out its mandate, a fund made up of five percent contribution by [...]

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    Ajaokuta plant: ‘Go ahead if you think you can do without us’ — reps reply Fayemi

Ajaokuta plant: ‘Go ahead if you think you can do without us’ — reps reply Fayemi

The house of representatives has dared Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, to proceed with the concession of the Ajaokuta steel plant.On Thursday, Fayemi said the federal government had no plan to spend another dime on the steel plant and that it would go ahead with the concession plan despite opposition from the house of representatives.Fayemi also accused [...]

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    Reps to Buhari: Compel security agencies to implement Benue’s anti-grazing law

Reps to Buhari: Compel security agencies to implement Benue’s anti-grazing law

The house of representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to compel the nation's security agencies to enforce the law banning open grazing in Benue state.The lawmakers also asked the president to direct the security agencies to tackle the incessant killings in various parts of the country.The resolutions were sequel to a motion raised during plenary on Thursday by Hassan Saleh, [...]

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    Reps move to override Buhari on Peace Corps bill

Reps move to override Buhari on Peace Corps bill

The house of representatives has resolved to take another look at the Peace Corps bill and 21 other bills which President Muhammadu Buhari did not assent to.The resolution of the lower legislative chamber was sequel to a motion moved by Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, chairman of the committee on public petition, on Thursday.While moving his point of order, the lawmaker complained that [...]

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